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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Statistics

Focuses on who teaches arts education in schools and how instructional staff varies by school characteristics and across grade levels, especially the extent to which public elementary schools used arts specialists, and the prevalence of arts instruction facilities in such schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Population Trends in Incorporated Places: 2000 to 2013

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Urban Issues

Nearly two-thirds of Americans live in cities.  This report examines trends in city populations since 2000, the distribution of the population in cities by states, the fastest growing cities, city population densities, and new incorporations between 2010 and 2013.  From the Census Bureau


The Effects of Rising Student Costs in Higher Education: Evidence from Public Institutions in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Analyzes the effects of withdrawal of public funding from Virginia’s institutions of higher education, especially in matters of access, and how institutions in Virginia have responded to this loss of state funding.  From Ithaka S&R with the cooperation of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


Guideline: Sugars Intake for Adults and Children

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,United Nations

Calls on adults and children to reduce daily intake of sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake.  Also explains what the health implications would be from such reductions.  From the World Health Organization


Freedom of Information Act Legislation in the 114th Congress: Issue Summary and Side-by-Side Analysis

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,Govt Secrecy,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the differences that would result from passage of two bills, introduced in the Senate and House, to the Freedom of Information Act.  The proposed legislation would establish a greater presumption of openness than is the case at present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists